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            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography
             

            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography (Hardback)

            By Moore, Captain Tom

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              8 Oct 20

            Pre-order the extraordinary, heartwarming autobiography of Captain Tom Moore, the man who captured the nation's heart in lockdown. Captain Tom Moore is an inspiration. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in early April this ninety-nine-year-old Second World War veteran came up... with a big idea: he'd walk laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. Despite using a walking frame as well as recent treatment for cancer and a broken hip, he was determined to hit GBP1000 by his 100th birthday on 30th April. By the time the telegram from the Queen arrived, he'd raised over thirty million pounds. In this, his official autobiography, published in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation, he tells us of his long and dramatic life. How his spirit was forged on the battlefields of Burma where victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat. How he fearlessly raced motorbikes competitively. How, in his nineties, he took off for the Himalayas and Everest, simply because he'd never been. And, finally, how this old soldier came to do his bit for the NHS, becoming the nation's hero in our darkest hour. A modest, decent, charming man with a can-do attitude and a twinkle in his eye, Captain Tom's story is that of a man whose insatiable curiosity and appetite for life have led him around so many unexpected corners - finding both adventure and joy. He only wanted to help other people - and yet he has inspired a nation to believe anything is possible by reminding us all it is never, ever too late.
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            ISBN 9780241486108
            Released NZ 8 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

            Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McRaven, Admiral William H.

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.

            ISBN 9781538729755
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            Willie Apiata VC pbk
              

            Willie Apiata VC pbk (Trade Paperback / Paperback, new edition softcover)

            By Little, Paul

            • RRP: $38.00
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            Corporal Willie Apiata became the first New Zealander since the Second World War to be awarded the Commonwealth's highest military award for his actions with the NZ SAS in Afghanistan. From his early life in small town East Coast New Zealand to his actions in the deserts of Afgha...nistan, this is his story in his words. This book will not only establish the place of Corporal Apiata in New Zealand's history but will give an insight into the nature of a man who is truly a reluctant hero. While to most of us his actions seemed extraordinary and heroic, Corporal Apiata felt he was an ordinary Kiwi just 'doing his job'.
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            ISBN 9780143010944
            Published NZ 27 Aug 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Tiger Battalion 507: Eyewitness Accounts from Hitler's Regiment

            Tiger Battalion 507: Eyewitness Accounts from Hitler's Regiment (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Schneider, Helmut; Foreword by Forczyk, Robert

            • RRP: $35.00
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            'May the army of millions of dead of all nations bear witness to humanity for the hope that future generations may learn to discard war as the best way to resolve their differences.' - Helmut Schneider This is the little-known story of Heavy Panzer (Tiger) Battalion 507 told thro...ugh the recollections of the men who fought with the unit. The book was conceived during a reunion of the '507' at Rohrdorf in 1982, where it was agreed to set up an editorial committee under Helmut Schneider, himself a veteran of the battalion, to search for as many survivors of the unit as possible and gather their reminiscences. The resulting account is a treasure trove of first-hand material, from personal memories, diary entries and letters to leave passes, wartime newspaper cuttings, Wehrmacht bulletins and more than 160 photographs. The account follows the unit from its formation in 1943 and the catastrophic events on the Eastern Front, through battles on the Western Front and engagements against the American 3rd Armoured Division to the confusion of retreat, panic-stricken eight and Soviet captivity in the closing stages of the war. Honest and unflinching, this remarkable collection of autobiographies offers a glimpse into life in Hitler's panzer division and is a stark testimony of a generation that sacrificed its best years to the war. This is the first English-language translation of the work.
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            ISBN 9781922387189
            Published NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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            The War That Never Ended: New Zealand Veterans Remember Korea
              

            The War That Never Ended: New Zealand Veterans Remember Korea (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Desmond, Pip

            More than 6,000 New Zealanders served in the Korean War during the early 1950s. Many were volunteer members of Kayforce in search of adventure. Others sailed on the six navy frigates that plied Korean waters as part of the United Nations forces. Forty-five Kiwis lost their lives ...in this Cold War conflict that, decades later, remains unresolved. But the camaraderie among those who survived continues. Based on in-depth interviews, The War That Never Ended records the memories of 12 of those veterans - gunners, signallers, seamen, a mechanic, dispatch rider, dentist, engineer and official photographer. The men tell intimate and often surprising stories, from the rigours of manning 25-pounder guns to survival in bitter cold; from the horror of lifting mines to the delight of finding puha in the paddy fields. Honest, poignant and sometimes humorous, these unique accounts provide a fascinating snapshot of Kiwi involvement in what has been dubbed 'the forgotten war' - one in which peace has yet to be declared.
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            ISBN 9780143568483
            Published NZ 27 Feb 2013
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Grey Ghosts
               

            Grey Ghosts (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Challinor, Deborah

            • RRP: $38.00
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            We were known to the enemy as 'grey ghosts'. We could be here, and we could be there... The Grey Ghosts were New Zealand's Vietnam veterans. Their powerful story includes chilling accounts of death, injuries and emotional breakdown, along with the intense comradeship of soldierin...g, and a pervasive sense of humour that is uniquely our own. Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah Challinor interviewed 50 men who served in Vietnam, who speak out about 'fragging' (killing superior officers), the New Zealand Government's role in Agent Orange and chemical exposure, and their hostile reception when they returned. The result is compelling, reliving the Vietnam experience in vivid detail. First published in 1998, this updated edition includes new material on the subsequent handling of veteran's claims, and the reconciliation parade on Queen's Birthday weekend in 2008, when the men were finally welcomed home.
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            ISBN 9781869507718
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Who Dares Wins
             

            Who Dares Wins (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Campion, Phil

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Jan 21

            Following the phenomenal success of Born Fearless, Born Fighting is the long-awaited sequel: - Wild and Shocking Childhood Stories - A chequered past, from terrible abuse suffered in a string of kids' homes to psychological abuse suffered at a top public school. - The Royal Hamps...hires - the so called green army and laying the foundation for what was to come.Tales from the the brutal trial of SAS selection, and selected experiences thereafter. - Adventures in The Gold Mines of West Africa - my time immediately after leaving the SAS, providing private military services across mineral-rich but horrendously war-torn West Africa. - Frying Alive In Togo - the chilling true story of how I was arrested in Togo, West Africa, for travelling with military equipment (to deliver to a team working in Togo), and how I was left to fry in a steel shipping container. - Body-guarding The Stars - my life in the world of celebrity. In between my African adventures, I body-guarded the likes of Led Zep, Oasis, Kasabien, Dizzy Rascal and Pro Green. Jaw-dropping stories to quicken the blood. - Big Phil's War - the gripping, behind-the-scenes stories from my time in Syria with the Free Syrian Forces (YPG/J) and in Northern Iraq with the Kurdish Peshmerga, acting as a roving reporter for Sky TV (and more often than not under fire)
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            ISBN 9781529407419
            Released NZ 12 Jan 2021
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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            Band Of Brothers

            Band Of Brothers (Paperback, Reissue)

            By Ambrose, Stephen E.

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            The story of the toughest fighting unit in WWII that was a major BBC mini-series produced by Tom Hanks and Stephen Spielberg

            ISBN 9781471158292
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2016
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Ake Ake Kia Kaha E!: B Company 28th Maori Battalion 1939-1945
             

            Ake Ake Kia Kaha E!: B Company 28th Maori Battalion 1939-1945 (Hardback)

            By Gardiner, Wira

            • RRP: $49.99
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            History of B Company Maori Battalion 1939-1945

            ISBN 9781869539856
            Published NZ 28 Mar 2019
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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            Fighting with Pride: LGBT in the Armed Forces

            Fighting with Pride: LGBT in the Armed Forces (Hardback)

            Edited by Jones, Craig

            • RRP: $75.00
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            Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the lifting of the ban on gay service men and women in the Armed Forces

            ISBN 9781526765253
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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